Sunday, October 1, 2017

Click'd by Tamara Ireland Stone

Title: Click'd
Author: Tamara Ireland Stone
Release date: September 5, 2017

Grade Level: 3 - 7 
Series: CLICK'D 
Hardcover: 304 pages 
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion; hardcover edition (September 5, 2017) 
Language: English

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About the Book

New York Times best-selling author Tamara Ireland Stone combines friendship, coding, and lots of popcorn in her fun and empowering middle-grade debut.

Allie Navarro can't wait to show her best friends the app she built at CodeGirls summer camp. Click'd pairs users based on common interests and sends them on a fun (and occasionally rule-breaking) scavenger hunt to find each other. And it's a hit. By the second day of school, everyone is talking
about Click'd.

Watching her app go viral is amazing. Leaderboards are filling up! Everyone's making new friends. And with all the data Allie is collecting, she has an even better shot at beating her archenemy, Nathan, at the upcoming youth coding competition. But when Allie discovers a glitch that
threatens to expose everyone's secrets, she has to figure out how to make things right, even if that means sharing the computer lab with Nathan. Can Allie fix her app, stop it from doing any more damage, and win back the friends it hurt-all before she steps on stage to present Click'd to the

About the Author

Tamara Ireland Stone is the author of Time and Time Again, a collection of her two novels Time Between Us and Time After Time, and the New York Times best seller Every Last Word. A Silicon Valley-native, she has worked in the technology industry all her life, first testing Atari game boards in her parents' garage, and later, co-founding a woman-owned marketing strategy firm where she worked with some of the world's largest software companies. She enjoys skiing, hiking,and spending time with her husband and two children. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Check out here website here.

My Review

Y'all, so I stayed up late last night, till 2 am in fact, reading the latest book by Tamara Ireland Stone- Click'd. I cannot wait for my daughter, who is 10, to read this book. It starts off fun, hitting all the highlights of the utter joy technology can bring to young kids. The book draws you in, and you desperately wish that the Click'd app was real. Wouldn't it be amazing if you could walk around the world and find people that you actually "click" with? I mean, honestly, as an adult that would be great, too. Then reality hits. The book dives into the complexities of social media. What happens when a picture on your phone that is private is shared to the world? What happens when a friend sees you out with other friends and feels excluded? What happens when people you don't want to hang out with keep sending you messages? It is all there- the harsh realities of opening up your life to the world of social media. What is also there in the book is a whole heck of a lot of grit. Allie, the creator of the app, had to fix the problems she created. It takes a whole lot of determination and time to get it done. And even then, she doesn't fix the problem in time and has to face the reality of the situation. The temptation to run and hide feels real because this is something that happens all the time in real life. What I love about the way the author handles the situation is that Allie's parents do not protect her from the pain, but they are supportive of her as she faces the challenges- with her friends, with her app, and with her arch nemesis. This middle grade novel is a winning example of triumph as a result of learning through failure, one of the most important lessons any child (or adult for that matter) could learn.

Don't take my word for it? Read an excerpt from Click'd here.

The Giveaway

Now for the fun part! Disney-Hyperion sent me a copy to check out, and is partnering with me for a giveaway! How can you win? Share and comment on one of my social media posts to spread the word about #clickdbook and to enter the giveaway. Make sure to use the hashtag  #ClickdBook. Contest closes October 7th and a winner will be notified shortly after the close of the giveaway.

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FTC Disclosure: Thank you Disney-Hyperion for sending me a copy of Click'd in exchange for a fair and honest review. This post contains affiliate links to Amazon. If you purchase the books through these links, I receive a small portion of the payment, which I use to support this blog. Thanks for your support!


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